Tag: indie rock

The Arctic Monkeys Return and Miss the Mark with “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino”

It has been five years since the Arctic Monkeys last released anything. The long-awaited, sixth album titled Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino launched fans into outer-space with an unorthodox vibe, Bowie-esque composition, and obscure central theme. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino threw fans for a loop. My waves of emotions went as followed: Happy that the Arctic

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Happy Abandon’s ‘Facepaint’ and the Exploration of Grief

The North Carolina-based indie rock group paints a portrait of loss and acceptance in their full-length debut. It’s rare to find a meticulously strung together work of musical art that manages to convey the realest and rawest emotion — loss — without losing voice, emotion, or authenticity; but in indie rock group Happy Abandon’s debut album, Facepaint, all of that

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